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  • medical-administration-skills

    Medical Secretaries are hightly skilled individuals who are always in high demand by employers. Completing this course will help you gain a job as a Medical Secretary, it will give you a qualification that will help to progress your career. Possible areas to work will be in a GP practice, Clinic, for a Consultant or in the HSE.

    This course is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to work in a medical administration / secretarial role in a Hospital, private practice or clinic setting.

    Accreditation: QQI Level 5 Medical Terminology 5N2428

  • Learners who successfully complete this course will:

    • Develop an awareness of the importance of communicating accurate information in a medical environment.
    • Recognise the need for understanding commonly used medical terms.
    • Demonstrate ability to spell medical terms and expand recognised medical abbreviations.
    • Develop good organisational skills.
    • Transcribe from recorded speech dictation, operating a word processing application to acceptable business standards.
    • Demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness in responding to the medical profession and the public on matters relating to health issues.
    • Read and transcribe variable quality manuscript and drafts containing medical material.
    • Improve communication skills in dealing with medical personnel and patients.
  • Subjects covered on this course include:

    • Medical Terminology
    • Audio Transcription
    • Medical Case Management
    • Medical Filing Systems
    • Customer Care
    • Medical Reports & Forms
    • Medical Departments
    • Health & Safety
    • Confidentiality
    • Data Protection
    • Proficiency in internet and e-mail use (including attachments)
    • Word processing
    • Letter Layout
    • Touch Typing (minimum 20 words per minute)
  • Award(s): QQI Level 5 - Medical Terminology 5N2428

    Marks:  Assignments x 2 - 40%

                  Examinations - 60%

    Grades Achieved:

    Pass 50 - 64%
    Merit 65 - 79%
    Distinction 80% - 100%

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